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AQUATECH INNOVATION FORUM:

Celebrating Water’s Changemakers

1 NOVEMBER 2021 IN AMSTERDAM

This year’s Innovation Forum will be dedicated to not just the market innovations, but the innovators making it happen.
We don’t have time to wait. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (access to water and sanitation for all by 2030) is fast approaching. According to the UN, unless we quadruple our efforts, we will not reach this target.
The time of accepting sub-par, leaking and creaking infrastructure and water contamination need to come to an end. To do this, we need everyone on board. Every water professional has a role to play in making sure the innovation mindset runs throughout organisations to ensure our collective performance is continually improved.

Aquatech Amsterdam Forum

Why a Forum

The one-day interactive conference was added to strengthen the Aquatech Amsterdam activities in 2021.
Based on the principle of Roman city ‘Forums’, which were the centre for social, economical and political activities, the Innovation Forum was designed to disrupt the conventional conference model.
The Innovation Forum will be the third piece of the Aquatech puzzle and completes the trifecta of events taking place in the same week, also including the Aquatech Innovation Award ceremony and large scale, water focused exhibition.

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Why Changemakers

Often the discussions focus on the solutions: the hardware and software as the only solutions. We accept that technological solutions will help us get some of the way yet, without an accepting company culture and environment, innovations will struggle to scale, to be accepted and implemented to enable long-term water sustainability.
We want to celebrate the people and organisations making this change happen. From utility innovation managers, to start-ups, investors and corporate water managers, the Forum will unite the industry to share their positive and honest stories in a unique, creative and free-flowing festival atmosphere.

DELEGATE TICKETS


Exclusive package

Including invitation to Exclusive 'Water F**ck up night', kick-off breakfast,
executive lunch, Innovation Award dinner and exclusive network opportunities.


€ 500.00

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Business package

Including kick-off breakfast, networking lunch, Innovation Award dinner and exclusive network opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                              
€ 450.00

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Innovator package

Including kick-off breakfast, networking lunch and exclusive network opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                                      
€ 400.00

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WHEN YOUR ARRIVE AT RAI AMSTERDAM

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SAFE AQUATECH TOWN

PLAY THE SERIOUS GAME

Dr Mehdi Khoury, a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter, will run a serious gaming workshop.

Water companies are increasingly using Serious Games to help in their strategic future planning and strategies, helping to link decision support systems, interactive visualisations and data science. Visitors can actively participate in “Aquatech Town”, a virtual community comprising 300,000 inhabitants. Through a series of correct decisions on the water cycle, players can help the town overcome water stress by implementing circular, energy-efficient solutions.

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KEY THEMES

Digital transformation 
Embracing culture change
Net Zero targets
Decentralised innovations
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Solution interoperability
Advanced asset monitoring
Corporate water innovations
Remote plant monitoring
Big Data

PROGRAMME

Explore our programme & stellar speaker line-up of 45+ changemakers


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WATER F**CK UP NIGHT

It’s time to celebrate when things didn’t work out. Aquatech Innovation Forum kicks off with the ‘Water F**ck up night’ on Sunday evening, 31 October 2021. A selection of water-preneurs openly share experiences about mistakes and what they learned. Grab a drink, get out your comfort zone, jump in and let’s chat.

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FORUM GOLDEN RULES

To make sure the Innovation Forum will be a truly interactive and engaging experience, we set the following Golden Rules:

1) Sessions will be no longer than one hour
2) Everyone participates and
3) Zero tolerance on sales pitches: Innovation Forum speakers are there to tell, not sell.

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MASTERS OF WATER

Do you have what it takes to be a Master of Water? Find out and meet some of the global water leaders who have spent their careers progressing the industry with their proactive adoption of new ideas, technologies and ways of thinking. To make sure you will get what you want out of the Forum, you will help set the content with the free flowing agenda format.

MEET THE MASTERS OF WATER

BATTLE OF THE GLADIATORS

Who can find the best Aquatech changemaker? 

Our anonymous changemaker “scouts” will search for what they think is the biggest “changemaker” at the Aquatech Innovation Forum. This could take the form of an individual, a project, solution, ambition or investment.

We’d like to hear of their scouting experiences. How did they find their changemaker? What first impression did they gain? How did they choose their champion?

And then let the battle commence. The chosen changemakers (one per scout) fight it out in the colosseum in their quest for eternal glory. Final judgement and the crowning of the triumphant champion gladiator will be passed by Will “Caeser” Sarni.

AUDIENCE PROFILE

Approx. 230 attendees are anticipated from the following groups

Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Utilities

Investors and financiers

Corporate water professionals

Engineering consultancies

Solution providers/
OEMS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our sponsorship opportunities provide you with different ways to engage with delegates. Showcase your brand and expertise in the field of water technology in front of a high level audience including: Chief Technology and Innovation & Digital Officers, Engineering Consultants and Business Development Managers.


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MEET THE AQUATECH INNOVATION FORUM CONTENT BOARD

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Andrew Walker

CMO
Evove

Annette Bos


Director Water Global
RAI Amsterdam

Avishek Chaudhuri

Water industry advisor
Tata Consultancy Services

Dr Benjamin Tam

CEO
Isle Utilities
Gaetane Suzenet

Gaëtane Suzenet

Co-Founder
European Water Tech Accelerator

Emma Weisbord

Innovation Lead, RHDHV Digital
Royal
HaskoningDHV, 

Eva Martinez

Head of smart services
Aqualia

Frank Zamora

Director of technology & IT
Acciona

Jan Gooijer

Innovation manager
Vitens

Mark Kaney

Managing director
Ipsum

Matt Rolls

Vice President of Business Development
Specific Energy

Miguel Angel Sanz

Independent water consultant

Paul Fleming


Founder
Water Value LLC

Paul O'Callaghan

CEO
Bluetech Research

Prof Dragan Savic

CEO
KWR Water Research Institute

Slavco Velickov

Global Asset Performance Director
Bentley Systems

Tom Freyberg


Content director
Aquatech Global Events

Will Sarni

Founder & CEO
Water Foundry, US

Yossi Yaacoby

Director
WaTech Mekorot

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Focus on discussions

Discussions will focus on innovation and practical solutions to challenges that exist; not unnecessary rhetoric and hyperbole.

Highly interactive

The high-level Forum will be fully integrated with the Aquatech Innovation Award in an interactive format: audience members will get to hear exclusive presentations and content on ‘not yet to market’ technologies.

Best in class speakers

Speakers will be individually selected to deliver targeted, actionable and practical content that address the application of innovative technologies.

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PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR IDEAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US!

Annette Bos
Director Water Global
Walter van der Schoot
Senior Sales Consultant
Annelie Koomen
Senior Brand Marketing Manager
Danielle Meester
Manager Aquatech Innovation Forum

EXCLUSIVE HEADLINE SPONSOR

Idrica
Idrica is an international company that specializes in providing services and solutions for water utilities.
Through its GoAigua technological solution, Idrica optimizes processes and improves efficiency in asset management, water use and energy consumption. The company drives resilience and digital transformation in utilities by leveraging over 130 years of experience helping municipalities in their water operations and maintenance, and over a decade digitally transforming the industry. 
The smart water platform GoAigua combines both business intelligence and analytics to provide a holistic, detailed view of drinking water, wastewater and irrigation processes.

SPONSOR F**K UP NIGHT

Dupont
DuPont Water Solutions is the global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, helping customers across industries and countries make real progress in ways that not only improve productivity, efficiency and profitability, but also reduce waste, energy consumption and environmental impact. We help make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient. We offer a broad range of ion exchange resins (IX), reverse osmosis and nanofiltration (RO & NF) membranes, ultrafiltration (UF) membranes particle filters, Membrane bioreactor systems (MBR), Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR), Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO), and electrodeionization (EDI) products.

SILVER SPONSOR

Seoul Viosys

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Bluefield Research
British Water